Nonprofit Conference in Washington State

TEDx Vancouver 2010 - West Vancouver, BC [Photo by TEDx Vancouver] (CC BY-SA 3.0)

A nonprofit conference in Washington state was held on May 06 in Bellevue. Called “Creating the Future”, the conference brought together influential speakers to talk about issues on the cutting edge of the nonprofit sector. These speakers conducted a series of informative workshops about the intersection of technology and the nonprofit space, and the good business ideas that can arise from this intersection.

For example, one of the workshop titles was “A Story to Tell: Community Centric Storytelling for Nonprofits in the Digital Age. Presented by Anita Verna Crofts and Scott Macklin, this workshop examined the role of the communities served by nonprofits in telling their stories, and what makes for successful communication in the online world via business social networking and other tools. They argue that it still requires many of the same timeless ingredients of classic storytelling, but yet has the power to inspire a far larger community by giving it a voice. This kind of interactive communication was just one of the good business ideas discused at the event that can be used by both nonprofits and those businesses wanting to change the world.